Ever since Apple’s Siri demonstrated its mighty power in communicating with human being – in all honesty, Siri must’ve got bored at listening to a string of tedious even stupid jokes told by its master – and solving people’s problems, app market has been seeing a lot of clones surfacing to ride the trend, like Google Now in America or the likes of Baidu/Sogou/360 voice assistants and iFly Yudian, the one we reported last year.

Basically, they all function much the same way that Siri does, by speaking to your phone equipped with anyone of those aforementioned voice assistants, you can tell your phone to search online, return weather forecasts, dial or text someone, look for restaurants nearby and so on.

And if we define the outbreak of Siri-like services as the first stage of voice app developments in China, then apparently we’re now witnessing the second stage of the developments as more and more versatile voice-related apps emerging upon the scene with varied aims.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.